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AYAT al-Isra` 17:32 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَلَا تَقْرَبُوا الزِّنَا إِنَّهُ كَانَ فَاحِشَةً وَسَاءَ سَبِيلًا zoom
Transliteration Wala taqraboo alzzina innahu kana fahishatan wasaa sabeelan zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad And do not commit adultery -for, behold, it is an abomination and an evil way. zoom
M. M. Pickthall And come not near unto adultery. Lo! it is an abomination and an evil way. zoom
Shakir And go not nigh to fornication; surely it is an indecency and an evil way. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils). zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils). zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar And come not near committing adultery. Truly, it had been a great indecency! How evil a way! zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Do not commit adultery,[23] for it is an indecent thing and an evil course. zoom
T.B.Irving Do not commit adultery. It is shocking and an evil way [to behave]. zoom
[Al-Muntakhab] Nor should you commit adultery. It is a forbidden sexual union, regarded by Allah as an immoral act, a degrading vice and an evil line of conduct. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) And do not come near adultery, for it is a sin and an evil path. zoom
Abdel Haleem And do not go anywhere near adultery: it is an outrage, and an evil path. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi And approach not adultery; verily it is ever an abomination and vile as a pathway. zoom
Ahmed Ali And do not go near fornication, as it is immoral and an evil way. zoom
Aisha Bewley And do not go near to fornication. It is an indecent act, an evil way. zoom
Ali Ünal Do not draw near to any unlawful sexual intercourse; surely it is a shameful, indecent thing, and an evil way (leading to individual and social corruption). zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i Do not approach fornication. It is indeed an indecency and an evil way. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz And draw not near to adultery (and fornication); verily, it is ever an abomination, and evil is the way thereof (it opens the way to other evils). zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And do not come near to adultery; surely it has been an obscenity and odious as a way. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar Do not even approach adultery. It is indecent and an evil act. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani Do not even go close to fornication. It is indeed a shameful act, and an evil way to follow. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed Do not come close to adultery, for, it is an abomination and an evil way. zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed And do not come close to adultery: Verily, it is a shameful (deed) and an act evil, opening the road (to many other evils). zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as a way. zoom
Farook Malik You shall not commit adultery; surely it is a shameful deed and an evil way (opening the door to other evils). zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey And do not even wander close to extra marital sex. Indeed, adultery is a way of decadence. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri And do not even go near unlawful sex (adultery). Verily, it is an act of lewdness and is the most evil way. zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fahisha (vulgar, obscene, immoral) and became evil as a way. zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) And do not come near adultery. It is immoral, and an evil way. zoom
Bilal Muhammad (2013 Edition) And do not put yourself in a situation that impermissible sex can easily occur, it is indeed an incorrect and harmful route.  zoom
Maududi (viii) Do not even approach fornication for it is an outrageous act, and an evil way. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) And do not come near adultery, for it is immoral and an evil path. zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian You shall not even approach adultery. It is a big sin and an evil behavior. zoom
Faridul Haque And do not approach adultery - it is indeed a shameful deed; and a very evil way. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Do not draw near to fornication, for it is an indecency, and its way is evil. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And go not nigh to fornication: surely it is an obscenity. And evil is the way. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And do not approach/near the adultery/fornication , that it truly was/is an enormous/atrocious deed , and a bad/evil/harmful way/path . zoom
Sher Ali And go not nigh unto adultery, surely, it is a manifest indecency and an evil way. zoom
Rashad Khalifa You shall not commit adultery; it is a gross sin, and an evil behavior. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And approach not adultery, undoubtedly that is immodesty and a very vile path. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar And Keep away from adultery and fornication; surely, it is an abominable act and an (extremely) evil practice. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fahishah (i.e. anything that transgresses its limits (a great sin)), and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allah forgives him). zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry And approach not fornication; surely it is an indecency, and evil as a way. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer And draw not near to fornication; verily, it is ever an abomination, and evil is the way thereof. zoom
George Sale Draw not near unto fornication; for it is wickedness, and an evil way. zoom
John Medows Rodwell Have nought to do with adultery; for it is a foul thing and an evil way: zoom
N J Dawood (draft) You shall not commit adultery, for it is lewd and evil. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb Do not come near adultery. It is indeed an abomination and an evil way. zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli And do not approach fornication, verily it is an indecency and an evil way. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin And do not (even) go near adultery, it is certainly indecent and an evil way. zoom
Mohammad Shafi And go not near fornication/adultery! It is indeed an abomination and an evil path. zoom

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